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Deepcool Gamer Storm Maelstrom 120

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Introduction


From the Deepcool website:
Deepcool was founded with the mission of providing the best performance and humanized thermal solutions for worldwide customers. Established in 1996, Deepcool originally produced desktop and server coolers for ODM partners. With the rapid development of personal computers, Deepcool expanded the business into desktop cooling products and laptop cooling accessories.

Deepcool has built up its distribution network in over sixty countries all over the globe, by which end-users can purchase Deepcool products online or in their nearest local stores. With more and more media exposure and publication, such as awards from renowned websites and magazines like Pure Overclock, Tom's Hardware, Guru3d, CHIP, etc., Deepcool now enjoys a good reputation among daily computer users, gamers, and overclockers.

We will always spare no effort to maintain customer satisfaction by serving our customer's ever-changing thermal needs and providing the quickest and most comprehensive service available. As our slogan goes, we wish you all "Enjoy your cool life!"

With the release of many exceptional cases, coolers, fans, and more, Deepcool has been gaining popularity of late. However, they are not new to the PC market and have, in fact, been around since 1996, offering a wide range of products since they opened their doors, including fans, coolers, cases, and accessories. With a drive to satisfy their customers by providing an excellent experience, it is no wonder the company always seems to have a new product on the market.

Deepcool really does offer some great products, like the Gamer Storm line of CPU coolers, which includes the Assassin and Lucifer, and the Maelstrom series of all-in-one liquid coolers. They have expanded into power supplies with the Quanta series, while also introducing cases like the Steam-punk-inspired Steam Castle. With such a strong and growing stable of exceptional products, it is no wonder Deepcool's popularity is growing.

In today's review, I will look at the Maelstrom 120, the smaller sibling to the Maelstrom 240 I reviewed some time ago. Using a single 120 mm fan and a smaller 154 mm x 120 mm x 27 mm radiator, the Maelstrom 120 follows in the footsteps of many other all-in-one liquid coolers, the key differences its features and color theme. As there is an expected performance level for an AIO Coller of this size, I anticipate a solid showing from Deepcool's latest offering, but let us get down to testing the unit before jumping to conclusions.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:Deepcool
MODEL:Maelstrom 120
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
COLD PLATE:Material: Copper
RADIATOR:Dimensions: 154 mm x 120 mm x 27 mm
Material: Aluminum
FAN:Model: GF120
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 600 - 2200 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 91.12 CFM (MAX)
Fan Noise: 17.6 - 39.3 dBA
FEATURES:Long life zirconia ceramic bearing pump
0.2mm high-density micro channel copper block
Fluid dynamic bearing fans with rubber coating
Detachable fan impeller for easy cleaning
LED light featured on pump pulses
WARRANTY:Three years
MSRP:$69.99
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